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by BromsgroveSister
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer in memory of my Big Brother Kam
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer in memory of my Big Brother Kam

Hi I hope I am allowed to post this on this forum. I recently lost my big brother to this horrible disease. My family have all decided that throughout 2019 we will do as much fundraising to support Pancreatic Cancer Uk. My own effort will be a Half Marathon in April 2019 if anyone would like to supp...
by BromsgroveSister
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: This evil disease
Replies: 14
Views: 4588

Re: This evil disease

So sorry for you loss.
Sending love and hugs.
Xx
by BromsgroveSister
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: This evil disease
Replies: 14
Views: 4588

Re: This evil disease

I am so sorry to hear this awful news. My brother was a similar age to your husband so I can understand the shock and distress you are feeling. All I can suggest is be with your husband as much as you can, hold his hand and talk to him. It is incredibly difficult to come to terms with being told tha...
by BromsgroveSister
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My big brother
Replies: 22
Views: 6882

Re: My big brother

My big brother passed away at 6.18am 26/12/2018. He never had the chance of chemotherapy as the delays in the system meant the cancer had spread extensively through his liver. He was official diagnosed on Nov 7th despite being back and forth between GP and A&E from July 2018. That meant he passed 6....
by BromsgroveSister
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My big brother
Replies: 22
Views: 6882

Re: My big brother

My big brother has worsened since my last post. He has now been told that his cancer is now too advanced to receive chemo. This is such a cruel blow. Especially when he was told on the 21st Nov that he shouldn’t “panic” as his cancer wasn’t particularly active so we didn’t need to worry about chemo ...
by BromsgroveSister
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My big brother
Replies: 22
Views: 6882

Re: My big brother

Be hopeful Sam. Your message mum’s bilirubin levels are heading in the right direction which is positive. I understand your disappointment with missing out on a trial. My brother too missed out on a trial 2 weeks because his bloods weren’t good enough. Hopefully my brother’s bilirubin level will fal...
by BromsgroveSister
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My big brother
Replies: 22
Views: 6882

Re: My big brother

Thank you for comments Sam. We really want to hear something positive as it just feels like setback after setback. My brother had the stent fitted on Wednesday 12th but Bilirubin is at 104 today which is disappointing as that’s obviously further delay to chemo.Does anyone have any experience of how ...
by BromsgroveSister
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My big brother
Replies: 22
Views: 6882

Re: My big brother

So my brother had yet another scan as his bilirubin level is at 70 today. The review showed that his bile duct was 9mm when it should be 7mm which apparently suggests a blockage. So that suggests a further delay in starting chemo. It’s just very frustrating that there are so many delays. Tomorrow he...
by BromsgroveSister
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My big brother
Replies: 22
Views: 6882

Re: My big brother

Erika, I have just read your blog and it has really lifted my spirit. Today has been a bad day. My brother was discharged from hospital (DGH) last night but was vomiting bile in the night and this morning. We also still had no news on what was showing in the CT scan. I spoke with one of the wonderfu...
by BromsgroveSister
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My big brother
Replies: 22
Views: 6882

Re: My big brother

So my brother went to A&E yesterday as he was vomiting bile. He was put on a saline drip as he was severely dehydrated (drinking virtually nothing). The hospital did an X-ray to check if there were any obstructions. Thankfully the X-ray showed no obstruction so he stayed in overnight. Today was the ...
by BromsgroveSister
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My big brother
Replies: 22
Views: 6882

Re: My big brother

Thank you Erika and Unyddarytro. I’m sure everyone one in the forum has had the same thoughts but I still keep wondering why him. My brother has his second CT scan this week which has been requested to see if he might be eligible to join a new trial next week. He is really hopeful that he will go on...
by BromsgroveSister
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My big brother
Replies: 22
Views: 6882

My big brother

Hello, On Nov 7th my big brother was given the news that he has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer with liver mets. This was following a couple of months of “stomach bug” symptoms and some weight loss. My brother is 54. This has come as a huge shock to all of our family. He is due to confirm his chemo regime...

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